hey ladies, im 24 weeks, about 3 weeks away from taking the gestational diabetes test. I'm thinking of declining. Why? well, i don't eat great now, but im taking steps to improve my diet, try and walk each day, and i'm thinking of getting the finger prick tester to watch my sugar levels. I find the thought of testing to be more of a constant stress, and i'm of the belief that my body is more then capable to birth my baby, and she's of an average size for my age when i had my last scan at 20wks.
Who else has refused this? Im going through the mater mothers midwives program, and im a little scared they will have a go at me for not getting it done. Tbh, if i had done my research 12 weeks ago instead of the last month i would have opted for a homebirth, but im already set up for the hospi birth now -so with the test i know it is ultimatley our choice but im just not sure how to go about telling them these thoughts. Im happy to have my bloods looked at to double check im getting enough iron etc, but i find the gd test invasive and not always necessary.
suggestions on how to go about it?
And has anyone else gone down the same road as us?